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Smuggs Vermonter Camp

Vermonter Summer Camps for kids ages 5-17 —

Vermonters, come and experience Smuggs this Summer!

Summer Vermonter Camp
Everyone knows that Smugglers' Notch has the best skiing and riding terrain in the state and the best family program in the country. Thousands of Vermonters enjoy our snowy peaks all winter. Now, Vermont kids are invited to come experience what the heart of the Green Mountains can offer in the summer. From rock climbing and bouldering to cool dips in our refreshing reservoirs and waterholes, there is way more to do at Smuggs in the summer than a camper can fit in during one week.

Our Monday through Friday day camp schedule lets Vermont kids explore our four unique program tracks — from Nature & Hiking and Adventure & Games to Arts & Crafts and Sound & Stage. There's something for every interest, and the best part is that each day KIDS get to choose what they want to do!

Transportation is convenient and is included for campers participating in a full week of camp. Simply find the closest drop off location to your home and we pick campers up! Our shuttle runs trips to and from Stowe, Morrisville, Johnson, Burlington, Essex, Jericho, Cambridge, Jeffersonville, Fairfax and Georgia daily.

Summer Camp brochure & registration card
Summer Fun University Vermonter Camp Brochure

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Trail Blazers Logo
Ages 5-6
Monday - Friday
Let your young camper begin to explore the world of Smugglers' Notch in our Trail Blazers program. This all-day program will start to challenge your child with fun physical activity and introduce some of the options they will have in Adventure Rangers while providing the opportunities for low-key activities that 5 & 6 year olds sometime need. $350 per person, per week. Lunch not included.
Adventure Rangers Logo
Ages 7-10
Monday - Friday
Enjoy a full slate of unique activities only a mountain camp can provide. Pick Nature & Hiking to explore hidden parts of our forests and mountains, Adventure & Games to play recreational games in picturesque settings, or Arts & Crafts to make some of the coolest projects around. You can choose to stick with one program all week or switch it up each day. No matter what you choose, you'll get to swim in one of our three waterparks each day and may even get to cool off in our meandering creek! $350 per person, per week. Lunch not included. For more on activities, read our sample camp options

Adventure & Games:
  • Basketball
  • Capture the Flag
  • Disc Golf
  • Recreational & Field Games
  • Ropes Course Challenge
  • Sports Galore
  • Street Hockey
  • Tag Games
  • Volleyball

Arts & Crafts:
  • Duct Tape Jewelry & Wallets
  • Friendship Bracelets
  • Gimp & Hemp
  • Marker Tie-Dye
  • Recycled Art
  • Sky Lanterns

Nature & Hiking:
  • Climb It & Climate
  • Forest Quest
  • Rock Pebble Madness
  • Water Worlds

Sound & Stage: If you decide to join Sound & Stage, plan on staying with it all week. This program creates a performance to be presented on Thursday afternoon at the Country Fair! Each day you will learn new dance moves or performance tactics.

Notch Squad Logo
Ages 11-15
Monday - Friday
The Notch Squad builds on the Adventure Ranger experience and takes it to the next level. With more thrilling adventures, breathtaking hikes, stylish crafts, trips to local waterfalls, and sports galore; the Notch Squad campers have unforgettable fun. You'll also swim daily in one of our three waterparks! $350 per person, per week. Lunch not included. Read about some of the exciting activities campers get to try in the Notch Squad.

Adventure & Games:
  • Basketball
  • Capture the Flag
  • Disc Golf
  • Field Games
  • High Ropes Course
  • Sports Galore
  • Street Hockey
  • Volleyball

Arts & Crafts:
  • Friendship Bracelets
  • Hemp Bracelets & Necklaces
  • Journal Making
  • Mega Gimp
  • Silk Screen T-shirts
  • Tie-Dye

Nature & Hiking:
  • Brewster River Gorge Hike
  • Bug Hunt
  • Survival Skills
  • Sterling Pond Hike

Sound & Stage: If you decide to join Sound & Stage, plan on staying with it all week. This program creates a performance to be presented on Thursday afternoon at the Country Fair! Each day you will learn new dance moves or performance tactics.

Sound & Stage Camp
Sound & Stage
Ages 7-15

For campers that love singing, dancing, and acting, Sound & Stage brings out the creative side in every kid. Working with some of Smugglers' most talented performers, this group will spend the week trying out a little of everything in the performing arts before working on a performance. Every Thursday, Sound & Stage gets to perform at Smugglers' Vermont Country Fair that takes place from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Mountain Bike Camp
Mountain Bike Camp
Ages 7-17
$425 per person, per week
Includes lunch, bike, and helmet rental

Mountain Bike Camp is for anyone wanting to learn the basics of trail riding or looking for new challenges. Discover the joy of riding at your own pace, exploring the forest trails that surround us. You will also learn about the history of mountain biking and the opportunities to ride at home. Whether taking a first step into a new sport, or fine tuning advanced technique, Mountain Bike Camp is for anyone looking to ride!

Survival Camp
Survival Camp
Ages 7-17
Monday - Friday
$425 per person, per week.
Includes lunch.

Smuggs is offering a camp about nature, exploration, and wilderness survival skills. Campers will learn an array of wilderness survival skills as well as modern camping and backpacking methods and the tactics that complement them. Survival camp revolves around the themes of shelter, water, fire, and food. Friday is a camper's choice exploration day! Join us and be prepared to have some wild adventures!
High Adventure Camp
High Adventure Camp
Ages 9-17
$425 per person, per week
Includes lunch.

Kids looking for adventure can mix it up with our High Adventure Camp. Campers will challenge themselves with the most exciting activities Smuggs has to offer! From waterfall climbs, High Ropes and Giant Swings, to Treetop Obstacle Courses, Rock Climbing, and Repelling, each day is filled with challenge and excitement!

SOLD OUT JUNE 24-28, 2019
S.T.E.A.M Camp
Ages 7-17
Tuesday-Thursday, beginning June 25, 2019
$239 per person, for 3-day program
Includes lunch.

Calling all engineers, scientists, and naturalists! Come join us for STEAM camp as we work together to solve engineering challenges, explore t he ecosystems in our Vermont woods, and build things big and small.
Tennis Camp
Tennis Camp
Ages 7-17
Tuesday-Thursday, beginning June 25, 2019
$99 per person, per day
$297 per person, per 3-day program

Think Summer camp, grounded in the life long activity of tennis! Our dynamic camp director creates a safe environment filled with skill development, cooperative learning, and most importantly, fun, and laughs! Our camp specializes in introducing new players to the game of tennis as well as working with existing players.
Hiking Badge Program
Consider yourself an expert explorer? Then participate in our Hiking Badge Program and earn yourself one of our custom made badges! We've got three badges; Morse, Sterling, and Madonna. Each badge signifies three different levels of challenge with Madonna being the most difficult. To get a badge you need to go on every one of the required hikes. Just tell your counselor if you want to try it! Ages 7-15.

Great Race Friday!
Friday brings the whole week (and camp!) together as all Adventure Rangers and Notch Squad groups participate in the Great Race. This day-long race runs throughout the Village. It challenges campers to come together as a team to solve riddles, get past obstacles, and win challenges. Swimming and lunch time are built into the race! In the end, everyone's a winner!

2019 Available Session Dates:
5-day program Monday-Friday 9:15 pm - 4:00 pm.

Session 1: June 17-21, 2019
Session 2: June 24-28, 2019
Session 3: July 8-12, 2019
Session 4: July 15-19, 2019

Session 5: July 22-26, 2019
Session 6: July 29-August 2, 2019
Session 7: August 5-9, 2019
Session 8: August 12-16, 2019

3-day program Tuesday-Thursday 9:15 pm - 4:00 pm.

Session 1: June 18-20, 2019
Session 2: June 25-27, 2019
Session 3: July 9-11, 2019
Session 4: July 16-18, 2019

Session 5: July 23-25, 2019
Session 6: July 30-August 1, 2019
Session 7: August 6-8, 2019
Session 8: August 13-15, 2019

For more information about Vermonter Camp,
please call Camp Administrator Sarah Grunwell at (802) 644-1090.

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Camper drop off and pick up locations! Times are approximate and subject to change.
TownDeparture TimePick-up TimeLocation
Route 1:
Burlington 7:45 am - 8:00 am 5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Staples
Essex 8:10 am - 8:25 am 4:50 pm - 5:05 pm Essex Cinemas
Jericho 8:25 am - 8:40 am 4:40 pm - 4:55 pm Jericho Elementary
Route 2:
Georgia 8:35 am 5:00 pm Dollar General
Fairfax 8:50 am 4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Erica's Diner
Cambridge 9:00 am 4:20 pm - 4:35 pm Cambridge 360
Jeffersonville 9:10 am 4:10 pm - 4:25 pm Cambridge Elementary School
Route 3:
Stowe 8:00 am - 8:30 am 4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Stowe Elementary School
Morrisville 8:20 am 4:50 pm - 5:15 pm Tractor Supply
Johnson 8:35 am 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Johnson Elementary

Available Seats
Session WeekRoute 1
Burlington, Essex, Jericho
Route 2
Georgia, Fairfax, Cambridge, Jeffersonville
Route 3
Stowe, Morrisville, Johnson
June 17-21, 2019 9 10 4
June 24-28, 2019 8 8 5
July 8-12, 2019 6 5 11
July 15-19, 2019 1 6 9
July 22-26, 2019 7 7 11
July 29-August 2, 2019 4 2 9
August 5-9, 2019 1 7 6
August 12-16, 2019 3 7 9
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